Honor Is Like Giving a Gift

When was the last time you received a surprise? Don't just think about the big surprises like a birthday gift, but think of the little ones, like an unexpected thank you or an encouraging word from someone you appreciate. It's those little surprises in life that give a real lift to our days. Honor does the same thing. It gives more than what's expected. It adds energy to relationships and the result is delight.

Try a little experiment. Several times today, give little unexpected gifts of kindness and watch what happens. Give a small gift here, a patient response there, let someone go in front of you, or encourage someone with a compliment. Watch the smiles and other pleasant responses. Those are all examples of ways to show honor. People are delighted and you feel joy in your heart.

Honor is doing more than what's expected
In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 Jesus made several statements about the value of doing more than what's expected. In verses 38-39 he says, "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' (That's what's expected.) But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also." (That's doing more than what's expected.)

Jesus talked about the benefits of giving a little extra to others. He talked about going the extra mile, turning the other cheek, doing your acts of righteousness in secret, and blessing your enemies. These are all examples of honor. God loves honor and even rewards those who give it to others. Honor not only benefits others but it changes the giver and makes him or her more enjoyable to be around.

Honor is for everyone
Once you see this developing in yourself, you’ll want to teach it to your kids. God has hidden within honor the secret ingredients for success, not just now when kids are young, but for the rest of their lives.

We developed the 13-week Kids Honor Club to help you teach your children what honor looks like in practical ways. One lesson addresses anger, another valuing others, three lessons look at sibling conflict and another addresses honoring words, yet another teaches kids to do random acts of kindness. It’s a program that will change the way your family relates and change your kids from the inside out.

This parenting tip comes from the honor curriculum by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN. The Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes In You and Your Kids book contains teaching for parents along with 8 Family Together Times for children of all ages, and the Kids Honor Club children's curriculum contains 13 lessons for children ages 3-12.

The Kids Honor Club (Value is $29.95) is part of the Character Bundle in the Build Your Bundle Sale, May 16-23, 2016. You get the whole bundle for just $20.00. Here are the other resource in this bundle.

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Milan Tomic

Hi. I’m Designer of Blog Magic. I’m CEO/Founder of ThemeXpose. I’m Creative Art Director, Web Designer, UI/UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Industrial Designer, Web Developer, Business Enthusiast, StartUp Enthusiast, Speaker, Writer and Photographer. Inspired to make things looks better.

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  1. Love the message and the concept... but the photo with an off the shoulder shirt? Not so much! :)